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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:44 am 
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There's roughly $4 trillion USD worth of cash in the world.

There's over 6000 miles of road in New York City.

If you spent a single nanosecond on the surface of the sun you would be completely unharmed.
If you spent a single nanosecond in the sun's interior you would die.
Light travels about one foot in a nanosecond.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:22 pm 
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You'd have to ask Jim Butcher where he got the math from, however it is ignoring the fact that most of those people are ultimately located.

I feel obliged to point out that Jim Butcher is an author of fantasy. Gritty, urban fantasy, sure, but fantasy nonetheless. So I wouldn't put too much stock in his numbers.

The "light travels about 1 foot per nanosecond" thing is actually really useful if you have to estimate propagation times for radio waves or something. Similarly, a year is about 2^25 seconds (which is handy if you're giving real-world time estimates for, say, password-cracking).

Vials of smallpox bacteria still exist, thanks to an old dispute between the U.S. and Russia/Soviet Union. Recently a previously-unknown one was found in an FDA lab about thirty minutes from where I live. Mild panic ensued!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:33 pm 
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You'd have to ask Jim Butcher where he got the math from, however it is ignoring the fact that most of those people are ultimately located.

I feel obliged to point out that Jim Butcher is an author of fantasy. Gritty, urban fantasy, sure, but fantasy nonetheless. So I wouldn't put too much stock in his numbers.
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that was a real-world statistic that Jim Butcher quoted.

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A smelter sword + 1 takes over 100 hits to kill the old iron king on New Game + 7 difficulty.

The smelter sword is a fire sword. The old iron king is a fire boss.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:07 am 
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The smelter sword is from Dark Souls II

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:37 pm 
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All octopuses are colourblind, even the ones that can change colour.
The eyes of vertebrates have a blind spot where the optic nerve connects to the retina. Cephalopods do not have this blind spot.
The Japanese flying squid can "fly" by launching itself out of the water and gliding. They can glide for up to 30m. I think that makes them the only jet-propelled animals in earth's skies.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:12 am 
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All octopuses are colourblind, even the ones that can change colour.
The eyes of vertebrates have a blind spot where the optic nerve connects to the retina. Cephalopods do not have this blind spot.

On that note, we all live in the past because our brains process sound and smell a lot faster than they can process visual information. I... can't recall the numbers attached.
Similar note: the nautilus (the actual "living fossil" animal in our oceans) has no lens; their eyes are actually pinholes that are open to the water.


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Also, honey badgers are bad ass.


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My Pokemon game on here is TOTALLY still a thing.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:33 am 
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The North Korean army uses sea mines from the Russo-Japanese war.
The Russo-Japanese war ended in 1905. It was an embarrassing defeat for the Russians at a time when Europeans thought they could pretty much couldn't lose a war to Asians.
Most of Russia is in Asia, not Europe. Yes I know you were going to make a fuss about that. Pedants.

In 1807 the Ottomans repelled a British attack with a canon that had been constructed more than three hundred years previously.
In preparation for invading Japan, the US army had half a million purple hearts made. The medals have been given out to wounded soldiers in every war since then and they still haven't run out.
JFK made overtures to the USSR to end the space race and combine the space programs of both nations. There is some evidence that Khrushchev was planning to accept the proposal before JFK was assassinated.

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CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 1:40 am 
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Over 10 million of the profiles on Facebook belong to people who are now dead.
Only three people have ever died in outer space; the cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 11.
NASA employs a woman with the job title "Planetary Protection Officer". Jealousy is mandatory.

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Shortly after World War II, the Soviet Union blockaded the rail lines into Allied-controlled areas of Berlin. In response, the US and Britain began airlifting massive amounts of food, coal, and gasoline; over eleven months, they brought in over 2 million tons of supplies, eventually transporting more than the rails ever did.

During this operation, they flew about 92 million miles (about the distance between the Earth and the Sun) and invested over $2 billion (adjusted for inflation); it was a major factor in reconciling Germany with its former Allied enemies.

Wrong war, but still, Happy Armistice Day!

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The Kraas Literacy Agency, established in 1990, represents 35 authors.

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At their peak, the samurai class compromised about 10% of Japan's population.
Women in ancient Japan could become samurai warriors. Nobody knows what proportion of samurai were women though.
There have been exactly four Western samurai.

Camels imported to the United States of America in the 1800s established local populations that didn't die off until the 1940s.
In much of the "wild" west it was illegal to carry firearms in public.

The band Van Halen's standard performance contract required that they be supplied with a bowl of M&Ms backstage with all brown M&Ms removed. According to the band, this was done to test whether people actually read the contract.

The McDonald's brand is valued at $95 billion.
The second most valuable fast food brand is Starbucks at a comparitively small $17 billion.
Only 45% of a McDonald's chicken nugget is chicken.

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The fax machine was invented in 1843 by Alexander Bain.
In Swaziland it is illegal for a witch to ride a broomstick at an altitude above 150 meters.
Starbucks Coffee is named after captain Ahab's first mate in Moby Dick. And also coffee.
Coffee beans are actually the pits of berries. Coffee berries are the one fruit we throw out and drink the pit of. Got to wonder what they do with all the berries.
Cashews are not nuts. They come from a fruit. The fruit is not edible, but you can drink the juice of it.
Canada has one Tim Hortons' for every 15000 people.

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The film Russian Ark, clocking in at 93 minutes, was shot in one single continuous take.
When King George IV died, The Times wrote "there never was an individual less regretted by his fellow-creatures than this deceased king...If he ever had a friend – a devoted friend in any rank of life – we protest that the name of him or her never reached us." He was not a popular king.
The South Pole has been visited by tractor. More than once in fact.

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